Project Director, SBIP Ghulam Muhiudin Mughal and Mr. Lyu Ming, authorized representative of the Company signed the agreement.
By Rehan Khan Khushik
The Project Management Office (PMO) Sindh Barrages Improvement Project (SBIP) Irrigation department, Government of Sindh has signed contract agreement for Rehabilitation and Modernization of Sukkur Barrage, with a Chinese Company.
The Restoration and Upgradation of Sukkur Barrage Contract was signed on October 24, 2022, at PMO-SBIP office in Karachi with China Road & Bridge Corporation – Hubei Shuizong Water Resources and Hydropower Construction Co. Ltd. – A joint venture- CRBC-HBSZ (JV).
The worth of the accepted contract is Rs.17.07 billion which includes rehabilitation of structure and repairs in stone masonry of superstructure and RCC arches, replacement of main barrage gates and hoisting system to work without counterweights, RCC Jacketing of piers in Canal Head Regulators and foundation overlay concrete, temporary river training works/ coffer dams for isolation of a group of spans for foundation physical inspection/ repairs, and testing for weakness, scour protection works at barrage and off taking canals, replacement of all gates in canal head regulators, replacement of gate lifting motors/ electrical system for all barrage and canal head regulator gates, installation of new 11/0.4 kV transformers and standby generators, instrumentation and monitoring system with automatic data acquisition system, CCTV and telecommunication system, construction of new buildings, laboratories, workshop and offices renovation with matching of monumental and aesthetic architectural aspects.
Project Director, PMO-SBIP, Ghulam Muhiudin Mughal and Mr. Lyu Ming, Authorized representative of the Joint Venture signed the agreement on behalf of Sindh Irrigation Department and the JV respectively. The contract signing ceremony was witnessed by Procurement Director SBIP Abdur Razzaq Memon, and Xiao Zhangang, Technical Officer SBIP Imran Aziz Tunio, Finance Manager SBIP Abdul Ghafoor Chandio, Deputy Project Director SBIP Sajid Bhutto, Assistant Director Procurement SBIP Faraz Noonari, Assistant Engineer Farhana Shams, Nazir Lashari, Sharyar and Khadim Sufi of Mott MacDonald consultant, and contractor representative.
Addressing to the ceremony, Ghulam Muhiudin Mughal PD PMO SBIPs congratulated the Consultant of the project Mott MacDonald Ltd., UK based company, PMO-SBIP team and contractor CRBC-HBSZ (JV), and said that today’s event is a good sign for the restoration and Up-gradation of the much-needed barrage in Sindh. He added that Sukkur Barrage is a remarkable project to ensure water, agriculture and flood protection in Sindh.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Procurement Abdur Razzaq Memon said that PMO-SBIP has already awarded contract of Rs.95.00 million, for consulting services of the project to Mott MacDonald Ltd. and associated with MM Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. The consultancy agreement includes project implementation, construction supervision, contract management, administration, and support in implementation of environmental and social management plan, project management support, and role as Engineer he said.
Technical Officer PMO-SBIP Imran Aziz Tunio said the SBIP is a vital project for Sindh and would help address the issue of sedimentation and irrigation water regulation to the Sindh and economic hub of Pakistan. He said that upgradation of Sukkur Barrage will commence in a few weeks. Tunio expressed the hope that the project would be completed within the timeline to ensure its benefits to the people at the earliest.